Ulla Johnson Fall 2017

If there’s one thing I’ve learned as long time member of Ulla Johnson’s unofficial fan club, it’s: if you see it and love it, buy it. As we all know, the words “sold out” can incite the worst kind of feelings . . . the kind that are synonymous with remorse and FOMO. So with Ulla’s fall collection now available for pre-order, the only thing I’m second guessing is whether I need the copper lamé dress, the topaz silk velvet evening jumpsuit, or ivory flared corduroy sailor overall. And the only thing that I foresee regretting is that I can’t have it all. Cue yet another lesson: you win some, you lose some.

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Tom Bob’s Urban Transformations

There isn’t a storm drain, street sign, drainpipe, barred window, manhole cover, bike rack, or electric meter in New York City that is safe from Tom Bob‘s imagination. Seeing the “before” photos on the street artist’s Instagram feed makes you realize the creativity required to transform the most mundane, urban elements into a quirky characters, colorful animals and trompe l’oeil illusions. I love it and hope I can stumble across any of this works the next time I’m in the Big Apple!

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Christian Wijnants Resort 2017

Inspired mainly by the floral motifs of Iznik pottery and Oliver Hartung’s architectural and street photographs of Iran, designer Christian Wijnants created his own mythical and magical version of Persia for his resort collection. The Antwerp-based designer, formerly at Dries Van Noten, has officially landed on our radar with his stunning, yet totally wearable, collection of uneven hemmed dresses, printed jacquards separates, tiered skirts and tubular knits.

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My Honeymoon in the Maldives

Hi, Karen from HonestlyYUM here! Today, I’m sharing my experience at the incredible Soneva resorts in the Maldives, where I spent my honeymoon. When it came time to pick a honeymoon destination, my husband and I knew we wanted to indulge in some far-flung paradise. For us, the Maldives were the answer. After a 20-hour journey (and a couple weeks in nearby Sri Lanka), we arrived in what we could only describe as a dream– shades of blue, aquamarine, turquoise and every shade in between. Powder white sand beaches that stretch for what seem like forever. Truly surreal. We chose to stay at the Soneva resorts, first at Soneva Fushi, the original deserted island hideaway in the Maldives, and Soneva Jani, one of the newest hotels in the Maldives with luxurious overwater bungalows located in its own 6.5 km private lagoon. 

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Kat Kim

Is it too early to start creating my holiday wish list? Because right now, all I want for Christmas is a gold thread ear pin from jewelry designer Kat Kim. Holy smokes. I’m obsessed with the unique design of this earring, which hooks over the top of the ear and pierces through a piercing on the lobe. On second thought, I’ll take the one with tiny, sparkling pavé diamonds. I’ll be good the rest of the year. Promise.

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